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Ben Fadden is the Head Content Creator at Gaslamp Ball, writing weekly articles and hosting a podcast/YouTube show called "Talking Friars". He is the ultimate diehard Padres fan who lives 20 minutes from Petco Park and has season tickets for the team with his family. Ben was born and raised in San Diego county and the Padres are a huge part of his life. His first favorite player was Khalil Greene and his current favorite player is infielder Jake Cronenworth. Ben's favorite Padres memory is Jake Cronenworth's go-ahead single against the Dodgers in Game 4 of the 2022 National League Division Series.

Ben has had the chance to talk with numerous former Padres players on his show, including Tyson Ross, Adam Rosales, Heath Bell, Kurt Bevacqua, Greg Garcia and Clayton Richard. Media members Kevin Acee, Marty Caswell, Matt Vasgersian, Jesse Agler, Lauren Shehadi, Christopher Russo, Jim Russell, Jon Schaeffer, Steven Woods, Paul Reindl, Darnay Tripp and Derek Togerson have also been on his show.

If you have any questions or want to collaborate with Ben on anything, please contact him at

Game #57: San Diego Padres vs. Chicago Cubs

The Friars are back at home with the NL Pitcher of the Month on the mound!

Padres look to start off the home stand on a high note vs. Cubs

San Diego will be looking for their second straight series win

Game #56: San Diego Padres vs. Miami Marlins

The last game of the road trip for the Friars!

Game #55: San Diego Padres vs. Miami Marlins

Wednesday night baseball in Miami!

Padres All-Star voting is open now!

Help get your favorite players to Seattle this summer

Updated: Bally Sports San Diego will no longer broadcast Padres games starting tomorrow

Diamond Sports will not be making their rights fee payment today so the TV rights will be handed over to MLB

Game #54: San Diego Padres vs. Miami Marlins

Game 1 in Miami!

What grade do you give the Padres through Memorial Day?

We’re about a third of the way through the season and the Friars are five games below .500

Padres claiming Gary Sanchez off waivers from the Mets

It’s worth a shot

Padres will change Gallagher Square following 2023 season

There are some significant changes coming to the popular fan location at Petco Park